This exercise method is an original, unique movement practice that offers similar benefits also derived from Yoga, Tai Chi, and dance. The exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breath. With these exercises, each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
This movement therapy has a therapeutic application that has proven to be very effective in helping people recover from injuries (both chronic and acute), weaknesses, tight and torn muscles and tendons, post surgery, etc. Due to the design of the specialized machines and the way it allows the body to move freely while being fully supported, people discover that a regular practice heals and prevents back pain, speeds up the recovery process from accidents, illnesses, and surgeries, effectively addresses scoliosis and other structural issues, causes the aging process to become more pleasant and makes life and movement pain-free and enjoyable again.
How is it different from Pilates?:
Both methods are complete systems of mind-body movement. Pilates is more linear and focuses on core strength, proper body mechanics, alignment and building long muscles that are flexible as well as toned.
Why take private lessons?
Beginning with a few private sessions allows Dani the chance to evaluate your skills and/or challenges you’re coming in with, gain an understanding of what your goals are, and observe how the exercise affects your body. With private sessions, you receive the attention, guidance and support you wouldn't be getting in a group class.
How often should I do it?
2 - 3 times a week is most beneficial. That could mean coming in to the studio twice a week and then doing a homework program once a week on your own. Every person’s needs are different. What is important is that you participate the homework few times a week so that your body has a chance to assimilate the new information.
How long till I see results?
Progress is individualized. Some clients feel sore or like they had a great workout after just one session, sometimes it takes others a bit more time. You will learn a different way of moving that will hopefully help your body feel better and stronger—and learning these new concepts and movements may take time. Three sessions allow us Dani to create a solid base from which to work from and give you a better chance to see if this system and her teaching work for you.